International Symposium
Lepton and Hadron Physics at Meson-Factories
Messina (Italy) - October 13-15, 2013



  • Notice
  • Please note we are currently updating this page, so at this time you may find some changes.
  • General Information
  • Location:
    The Symposium is going to be held at "Capo Peloro Resort" Hotel, Via Circuito, Torre Faro (Messina), in one of the Conference Rooms.
  • Registration Fee:
    Symposium Participants Registration Fee: eur 250,00
    (welcome reception, coffee and lunch breaks, Symposium dinner and proceedings publication included).
    Accompanying Person Registration Fee: eur 150,00.
    Note: Fee will be payed at Symposium desk in cash (euro).
  • Accommodation:
    We booked rooms for symposium participants at the "Capo Peloro Resort" Hotel in Torre Faro, Messina.
    Hotel prices are: eur 75,00 per day for a single room (half board)
    and eur 110,00 per day for a double room (half board).
    Please refer to registration page where you will find a registration form to confirm the hotel choice.
  • Welcome Reception and Social Dinner
  • Welcome Reception:
    The Welcome Reception will be held in the "Capo Peloro Resort" Hotel on Sunday October 13th from 20:00 to 21:30. This service is offered by the Organizing Committee.
    Therefore people who booked in the same Hotel in regime of half-board and do not use the dinner service of Sunday 13th will pay only 60,00 Euro for their room this night instead of 75,00 Euro.
    Of course, if some people want to use the dinner service (eventually also in addition to Welcome Reception) they will pay the room for October 13th at the rate of 75,00 Euro.
  • Social Dinner:
    The Social Dinner will be held in the "Capo Peloro Resort" Hotel on Monday October 14th from 20:00 to 22:00. The cost is 40,00 Euro.
    People who will pay the conference fee are exempted from payement for Social Dinner.
    For people who were exempted from the conference fee and booked the same hotel who decide (within Monday morning!) to participate in the Social Dinner, the cost is only 25,00 Euro (instead of 40,00 Euro) because for these people a missing fraction of the standard dinner service included in the half-board regime is estimated at 15 Euro.
  • Payments and Receipts:
    The cost of social dinner can be payed to Organizers during the registation.
    The Organizers will prepare the Payment Receipt for Conference Fee or Social Dinner.
  • Printable Version:
    Here is the information printable version about Welcome Reception and Social Dinner.
  • How to reach Messina and Symposium Location
  • From Catania Airport...
  • From Catania Airport to Messina Central Railway Station
    you can take "SAIS" company bus.
    Ticket price is eur 8,90 and here are Round-Trip Timetables:
    From Catania Airport to Messina Central Railway Station
    Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday/Holidays
    7:10 - 7:40
    9:10 9:10 9:10
    10:10 10:10 -
    11:40 11:40 11:40
    12:40 12:40 12:40
    13:40 13:40 13:40
    14:40 14:40 14:40
    - - 15:40
    16:10 16:10 -
    17:10 17:10 17:10
    18:10 - 18:40
    19:30 - 19:30
    20:45 20:45 20:45
    From Messina Central Railway Station to Catania Airport
    Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday/Holidays
    4:30 4:30 -
    5:15 - -
    6:20 - 6:20
    6:30 6:30 -
    8:45 8:45 8:45
    9:45 - 10:00
    11:45 11:45 11:00
    13:15 13:15 13:00
    14:45 14:45 14:45
    15:45 - -
    16:45 16:45 16:45
    18:00 - -
    18:30 18:30 18:30
    19:30 - -

    Note: please make sure you get to Catania before 20:00 because last bus leaves at 20:45.

    You may also want to check timetables in timetable form SAIS page. Sorry, website Italian only, so "Aeroporto Catania" and "Messina" is what exactly you should select in the form.
  • Now you have three choices: taxi, tram or bus.
  • - First option,
    From Messina Central Railway Station to the Hotel by taxi:
    - The "SAIS" terminal bus is right next to Messina Central Railway Station; there (in front of railway station) you can get a taxi which will take you to the "Capo Peloro Resort" hotel, located in Torre Faro - Messina.
  • - Second option,
    From Messina Central Railway Station to the Hotel by tram:
    - In front of "SAIS" terminal bus you can take the tram, going in direction of "Annunziata" and stop at the tram last station (Annunziata terminus).
    Tickets. Tram stops. Timetables. Sorry, Italian only.
    - Once there, you should call us by phone (you will find phone numbers in the information printable version), so that we can help you reach the hotel.
  • - Third option,
    From Messina Central Railway Station to the Hotel by bus:
    - To get information about the A.T.M. city bus, please look here, at the page bottom.
  • How to reach Messina and Symposium Location
  • From Reggio Calabria Airport...
  • First of all please note that you can get to Reggio Calabria Airport only flying from Rome or Milan.
  • Anyway, once there you have two choices:
    you can travel via Port of Reggio Calabria or via Port of Villa San Giovanni.
  • - First option,
    From Reggio Calabria Airport to Messina via Port of Reggio Calabria:
    - There is a bus leading you from Reggio Calabria Airport to Port of Reggio Calabria.
    - Then you can go from Port of Reggio Calabria to Port of Messina by taking a "Metromare dello Stretto" hydrofoil.
    Ticket price is eur 3,50 and here are Seasonal Timetables and other Rates.
    - Finally, you will need to take a taxi, or a A.T.M. bus, from Port of Messina to reach the Hotel.
    Anyway you can phone us to help you reach the Hotel.
  • - Second option,
    From Reggio Calabria Airport to Messina via Port of Villa San Giovanni:
    - You can go from Reggio Calabria Airport to Port of Villa San Giovanni by Taxi or by "Federico" company minibus.
    - Then you can take a "Caronte & Tourist" company boat travelling from Port of Villa San Giovanni to "Caronte & Tourist" Port of Messina.
    Remember that you will need to buy a ticket (eur 2,50) at the "Caronte & Tourist" company desk in Villa San Giovanni.
    - Lastly, you will need to take a taxi, or a A.T.M. bus, from "Caronte & Tourist" Port of Messina to the Hotel.
    In any case, you can phone for help.